What's New 2018

11 Oct 18 The Big Trig 2018 will be in the wilds of Wainuiomata. Durations will be 3 and 6 hours.
9 Aug 18 This year's Big Trig will be on Sat 10 November. Stand by for length options and location. Keri Devine and Rob Smith will do the planning.

The Big Trig - What Is It?

A rogaine is a navigational contest for teams on foot, with a fixed time limit. OHV ran NZ's first rogaine in 1991, and since then we've organised rogaines from 1 to 24hrs - in the city, on the edges, and in the bush. Each year we like to put on a "middle-sized" rogaine that appeals to all groups - tough adventurer racers to weekend warriors to family groups. It's usually between 6-12 hours long. Of course you can sample the area with a shorter option.

"The Big Trig" is our name for for it. Big means its bigger than our regular rogaines. Trig means there's some hills. The subtitle usually indicates where it is. We've got a huge amount of terrain all around us - the start is usually within an hour of downtown. In 2017 we revisit Belmont Regional Park where we started in 1991.

Gossip, Rumour and Statistics

A place to put stories from 2017 - yours and ours. Happy to post your comments. We've asked the top teams for their routes and will display them on a map.

Some comments Monday 4 Dec from course planner Mark Malone. Who said he was whacked today. No wonder, he's probably the only person to have been to every control...

Rogaining in NZ

A rogaine is a navigational contest for teams on foot. It grew out of tramping in Australia in the 70's, and has been going in New Zealand since 1991.

Control points are marked on a map and teams of 2-5 people visit as many as they can within a fixed time. The classic rogaine is held in rural terrain over 24 hours. All teams start together, choose from the same controls, and finish together. Some teams are competitive; others enjoy the challenge and the scenery. New Zealand is good at competitive rogaining, with kiwi world champions and NZ twice hosting the world champs.

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